Linyanti Bush Camp was the first stop on a month long trip to Botswana and Kenya. I had been to the Linyanti area before, but not since the river had started flowing again. I stayed for 4 nights and it was a wonderful, relaxing start to the trip. The camp staff and guides were all great, and although the predators spent the time hiding, we found plenty to watch and photograph. Meeting elephants on foot is always a great experience (providing you have an experienced guide!). Breakfast by the camp fire was a great start to each day and trips out on the river were a favourite activity for me. Watching Malachite Kingfishers and Elephants having a drink is a great way to spend the afternoon/evening. The food and service were excellent - nice and low key, but nothing was missed, including a birthday cake!
The tents are spacious with running water and hot showers - hot water bottles are also provided to cope with the overnight chill.
Linyanti is a beautiful area to explore and this camp makes the most of it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Linyanti Bush Camp offers the perfect setting for an authentic and wild safari experience. As the only source of water in the dry months, the Linyanti marshes are one of the most sought after destinations in Northern Botswana, boasting a great diversity of game and a peaceful atmosphere. The area offers spectacular birding all year round and is best known for its large herds of elephants that move down to the Linyanti River at the start of the winter months and only move back inland once the main rains arrive. Lion, sable, roan, leopard, and wild dog are also frequent visitors to Linyanti as is the elusive sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippo and crocodile. Bordering the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave, the Linyanti Bush Camp is an intimate 12-bedded tented camp on the banks of the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve. Activities from the camp include game drives, walking safaris, game viewing from hides, spot-lighting, bird watching, boating and fishing safaris as well as guided mokoro safaris, when water levels permit. Accommodation at the Linyanti Bush Camp is far from primitive with spacious tents, comfortable beds, and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets, fixed showers and hot water. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Linyanti Bush Camp Hotel Linyanti Reserve